Life-cycle support tools for small passenger vessels

Life-cycle support tools for small passenger vessels

Design configurator for small craft passenger boat industry

The demonstrateor presented a user-friendly, dynamic, information-rich technical metafile for the vessel that  includes all aspects of the vessel including; initial customer specifications, required regulations, shipyard designs, final sea-trial data and post-delivery surveys and inspections of sea-going passenger vessels of legths up tp 30 metres.

  • System Dynamics Business Model to analyze business variable interactions and derive business requirements
  • Vessel Configurator to derive relevant to business needs, all required Rules and Regulations
  • Vesign Support Plugin to quickly estimate key design elements and cost based on specific design materials and equipment
  • A common web-based platform to record, distribute information, and support communication among actors that acts as a Life-cycle digital achieve, a “Vessel Meta-file”

Benefits, impact, opportunities

  • Offers a systematic process for decision making based on business variables. 
  • Reduces time to consider the technical and economic feasibility of business ideas. Incorporates on-going changes in Regulations
  • Reduces time to technically respond to initial design challenges, design changes or vessel updates.
  • Dynamic propagation of updates reduces survey time and cost. Decreases cost of data acquisition required for updates (Easier to evaluate current state and future costs). Added value to “UIW Vessels”


More information
Country: GR
Demonstration level: Level 4 - Basic prototype validated in laboratory environment
Attached files
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Managing small vessel product data.pdf PDF